Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Tool Time

Hi, friends!  I'm late for the date, but still wanted to share the Father's Day card I made for Rich.  Ordinarily I make him a card that's essentially from Wally and LuLu, but he's been working so hard trying to get our south deck built (despite other distractions) that this is the first thing that came to mind.  I've used the Tutti Designs Tool Frame die (current) with a favorite old Nailed It stamp set from Our Craft Lounge (out of business).



The frame is layered for dimension, and the top layer has two coats of silver embossing.  I glued the Tool Frame to a narrow black frame then popped it up on the card front after I stamped the sentiment.  Stamps are colored with Copics, cut out and positioned inside the frame.

The inside has a Hero Arts sentiment with more stamping and wood grain paper.



It's not flowers or cute critters or anything brand new, but it was a fun card to make.  I love working with frames.

Take good care of yourselves and we'll get together again soon!


Stamps:  Our Craft Lounge 'You Nailed It' (out of business), Hero Arts Father's Day sentiment  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White 80 & 110 lb, black, Ms Sparkle & Co wood grain designer paper with extra lines drawn with marker to make narrower boards  Ink:  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, dark gray Tombow marker  Coloring:  Copics  Other:  Silver embossing powder, Spellbinders square dies to make black frame, Tutti Designs Tool Frame, Scotch brand foam mounting tape to pop up frame


25 comments:

Glenda said...

Your card is very manly indeed. I love the silver embossing and the fact you pulled this off without a flower in sight! My late husband would let me do flowers for him as long as they were tiny and not too bright. He loved gardening so it was right up his alley! Hope the rest of your week is a good one!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous masculine card and love the brilliant embossed tool frame
Carol x

Margaret said...

What a perfect card given all the work that Rich has been doing of late. Love that frame and makes it so easy.

BVCG said...

wonderful card. That's a really great guy die. Have a great day

Ida said...

This is a great manly card. My hubby does construction work and that die would be perfect to use for him (guess you are enabling me huh?) - I like the tool stamp as well, was sad when they went out of business.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a great card you gave Rich! I'm sure he loved it! I love the frame with all the tools surrounding it and the tape measure with the sentiment is just perfect! The inside sentiment just finishes off the card perfectly. I think when all this construction business is over the two of you should head out in your RV and enjoy a good rest! Hope Lulu is doing well! Take care!

Conniecrafter said...

This card is perfect, you will remember this way what year you had the deck built :) That does make a perfect frame for your great image!
Hope all goes smoothly with the deck building!

Pauline said...

Love this! A perfect card for Rich! Really like the silver embossing, and all your details inside and out! I bet he loved this! I hope Lulu is doing well. So nice to see your card today. Take care Leslie,

Christine Alexander said...

That's such a cool card, I love the tool frame and that great ruler, wonderful fathers day card.

nancy littrell said...

Your tool card for Rich was the perfect Father's Day card this year. I am sure he loved it. I loved the silver heat EB layers for your cool tool frame and the fun die cut and Copics colored tools. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Bonnie said...

What a perfect card for your handyman hubby, Leslie! Love the layered heat embossing with the dimensional frame! The stamping brings a great pop of color!

Loll said...

LOVE this card Leslie! Perfect design for a handy guy that uses these tools. LOVE the background to show off the amazing embossed frame and wonderful tool belt! Awesome! xx

Kathy Krug said...

This is so much fun. The wood grained background is perfect for all the tools and sentiment. The little bits of color really pop. Sounds like a lot of stuff is happening at your place. I am staying inside trying to stay cool. We are expecting another very hot weekend. Predicted 111-113.

Doreen said...

Love the design of this , a great male card.xxx

Ros Crawford said...

What a terrific card for Rich! It's just perfect and I bet he thought so too!

Diane said...

Perfect card for your hubby with all the remodel you are going thru right now! So glad you have found some time to still create! That die looks fabulous embossed! Hope Lulu is doing better, thinking of you and so sorry you (and she) have to go thru all this! Take care!

Cindy Beach said...

What a great card! I love the tool die, and with the layering and embossing it really makes this card special. I love seeing the great products you find, Leslie! This card is made to order. Love it!

pam said...

Perfect Fathers day card Leslie,
Pam x

Darlene said...

OH WOW this is awesome! You did an amazing job using this die ... I'm sure he LOVED it! I know I do! Keeping you & LuLu in my happy thoughts. Hugs

Donna Ellis said...

What a fantastic embossing job on that tool frame, Leslie! I especially like the black frame behind it, to make everything else show up. Cute stamp tools, too. I imagine Rich enjoyed his card. It's wonderful deeply appreciating our besties on special days. loving you, de

Evelyn S. said...

That frame looks as if it is diecut from metal! What a terrific card...your design is outstanding. The entire piece is truly a keepsake (how many men keep cards?).

laurie said...

Great combo of dies! I have that tutti die also. makes a fun card!

aussie aNNie said...

Great card, really nice colours and love your great tool embellies.. . x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

This is just an amazing and beautiful card, Leslie.
Every time I see a masculine card I'm reminded that I have very few stamps or dies that will create a card fitted for the guys in our life.
Your card is fun and I love the pop of colors right in the middle of this fantastic tool frame, thank you so much for sharing.
I'm trying to catch up too, my friend, there has been some changes in my daily schedule to take care of driving my grandkids to their summer activities. Mainly Orchestra and swimming.
But I love it, I get to see them and chat with them and I'm so happy to say they are healthy and observing the guide lines, wearing their masks and keeping a small bottle of hand disinfectant in their back packs.
Hope your fur babies are doing better, I keep you and them in my prayers every day.
Stay healthy and safe, my friend.
XO

Cat Craig said...

Leslie, I LOVE this card. Is great for Father’s Day and I am sure RIch appreciated you making such a timely card.